Aircraft of the Week - Learjet 45 This week’s aircraft of the week is a difficult aircraft to classify. Most aviation professionals consider the Bombardier Learjet 45 as a “super light jet” meaning a larger light jet. It is also commonly referred to as a small mid jet. Though a brief look at the aircraft's specifications can clear up any questions about the category of this aircraft. Firstly, the Lear 45 has a range of approximately 1,993 nautical miles, on the high end of the scale for light jets which generally have a range between 1,500 and 1,900 nautical miles. Though this also places the Learjet 45 as a lower range mid sized jet. Mid sized jets’ maximum range is generally between 1,900 and 3,000 nautical miles, meaning simply looking at the range of the aircraft is not enough to classify it into a major category. The Learjet 45 is generally configured for up to 9 passengers, a norm in the mid sized jet category, but over the maximum defined 8 passengers for a light jet. Though the Learjet 45 can also be configured for a lower amount of passengers, it would be wise to look at the interior cabin dimensions. Even though this aircraft can seat 9 passengers, the cabin height of 5’ 1 feet and the cabin width of 4’ 10 make it generally taller but less wide than a typical light jet, though aircraft length is more along the lines of a mid sized jet at 19 ft. Bombardier themselves claim that the Lear 45 is a mid sized jet built to sit between the Learjet 31 and the Learjet 60. The learjet 45 is a great middle range aircraft by Bombardier, significantly
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Large Jets - Private Jet Cost per Hour One of the advantages of private jet charter is paying for the hours you fly. Your private jet cost per hour can easily be used to estimate the cost of a trip, though other tools can give a much more accurate estimate; our booking engine for example can calculate with near flawless accuracy nearly every itinerary you can think of. Large jets account for a major part of the private jet workforce, and have a reputation for being a very comfortable way to travel. Some long ranged jets offer the same in-cabin space and features as long range jets, but lack in range. For domestic trips or even standard international flights, a large jet is usually more than sufficient in terms of range, speed and comfort. Large jets typically cost between $4,000 and $10,000 an hour to charter. Keep in mind that this rate is for actual airtime, and also the airtime for the aircraft to fly to pick you up at your departure location, as well as the cost of ferrying the aircraft back to it’s base are are included in the calculations. Though as previously noted in the previous article about long ranged jets, finding an empty leg is not difficult given enough warning and time to search for a suitable aircraft, in which case, you would only be responsible for the airtime you personally use. Large jets as a whole have a reasonable hourly cost for charter, while long range jets start at approximately $8,000 an hour, large jets offer that starting at half of the price. Large jets traditionally have a range under 4,000 nautical miles, which is still more than enough for
Super Long Ranged Jets - Private Jet Cost per Hour We begin our multi-part article about the approximate private jet cost per hour for each major aircraft category. We will begin with Long Ranged Large Jets or heavy jets. Afterwards, we will discuss large jets, mid sized and super mid sized jets, light jets and very light jets, turboprops and pistons, and finally widebody airliners and VIP airliners. We begin with long ranged jets as they are a tightly knit category, where there majority of the aircraft have the same cabin size and allow very long ranged flights. Notable heavy jets are the Gulfstream G650, the Bombardier Global Express 5000, 6000, and XRS, Dassault’s Falcon 7X, as well as many others. More in depth information can be found on our aircraft guide by choosing Long Range Jet from the categories. The private jet cost per hour for long range jets is usually, if not always $8,000 to $19,000 per hour. This may be quite a range, but keep in mind these rates vary greatly depending on wether these aircraft are chartered in the united states or elsewhere in the world, the hourly rate for private aircraft in the united states is usually less costly than chartering in Europe or Asia due to a large amount of available jets in the united states which creates competition in terms of aircraft’s hourly rental rate. Also, aircraft such as the Gulfstream G500 date back to the 1990s, and while well maintained and completely refurbished on the interior, these remain older aircraft, which make them less costly to charter per hour. These are real world figures from our database of over 10,000 aircraft worldwide. The cost per hour will
Advantages of Private Flights Whether you’re flying for business or recreational purposes, you can choose to travel on private flights or fly with commercial airlines to get to your desired destination. With many executives looking at elegant private air charters as the most relaxed and dependable form of transportation, here is a glance at the pros and cons of commercial flights vs private flights. Private flights have many advantages. While it’s true that private jet can be lavish and pricy, the actual advantages of soaring on a private aircraft are convenience and efficiency. For instance, you can choose to fly out of any airport you’d like as long as the runway is sufficient for your jet, and as long as there are no restrictions. This is a perfect substitute for having to go through a busier airport. This doesn’t only benefit you in a way to avoid all the busier hubs, if your residence or office is around a general public airport, you can simply choose to take off from there, avoiding all traffic. Another example of how flying private could benefit you would be that you won’t need to arrive an hour or even a half hour before flight time. The jet departs on your order. If you prefer a 7PM departure, no need to arrive at the airport before 6:53PM. And if you are running late, the plane will always wait for you. In many larger metropolitan areas, jets take off and land from minor close-in airports so the commute time is shorter. At FBOs, you are allowed to drive your car onto tarmac up to your aircraft, (in some cases without a security check) and get on while the team loads your baggage into the aircraft. Valet services are available to take your
Private Jet Cost of Ownership versus Charter Many customers wonder what are the costs of owning or chartering a private jet. Very few realize that a private jet's cost of ownership for is not only a one time payment, but a large challenge. Upkeep costs, fuel costs, parking, registration, refurbishment costs, and of course regular mechanical upkeep can be valued at hundreds of thousand dollars a year, and can quickly add up. Below we will explain a few different scenarios by giving real world examples of three different private jet cost estimation calculations. This learjet 45 is an extended range variant of the lear 40. With a purchase price of $11.5 million, it is in the same price range as its lear 40 counterpart. Firstly, let’s look at a Bombardier Learjet 40. A light jet well known for its range, and a great jet to own for regular travelers. The Learjet 40 usually is configured for 7 or 8 passengers and is very comfortable to fly in, and is known for being a mechanically reliable aircraft. Many prefer the Learjet 35A but the Learjet 35A has been discontinued for 10 years now, which makes buying a new jet is no longer possible. A new Learjet 40 costs approximately $9.5 Million. Where as chartering one costs approximately $2900 an hour, a much more manageable aircraft rate. We must remove the cost of fuel, because a private owner would of course have to pay for his/her own fuel. A standard fuel burn rate comes to approximately $700 an hour, leaving us with a $2200 an hour private jet cost. A basic calculation tells us if one were to fly over 4,318 hours, purchasing the Learjet 40 would be a better option. But realistically, even then,
This means instant online pricing for customers New York City, Oct 21, 2014/Aircharter.com LLC/- Aircharter, known for echarterconnect software, has offered an online booking engine to calculate pricing on private jets for years now, calculating everything from takeoff times, taxi times, wind speed, potential delay probabilities, flight time, et cetera. Now Aircharter launches its operator backend system, allowing for nearly fully automated requests, aircraft owners will be able to instantly update all aircraft information, including pricing, manufacturing and refurbishment date, and aircraft photos and relevant insurance and safety paperwork. With the customer in mind, this new addition to Aircharter's backend allows Aircharter's list of verified and accredited aircraft to continue growing, currently with over 10,000 fully verified aircraft in relay with the booking engine. This allows any customer to receive a web quote on the Aircharter.com booking engine with near flawless accuracy, giving the customer a glimpse of the exact ballpark figure the customer would expect to pay for his/her trip. About Aircharter.com LLC Since 1996, AirCharter.com has provided online air charter booking services to a wide array of customers, including business and leisure travelers, sports teams and corporations worldwide. Through AirCharter’s online booking system, travelers can get quick quotes and book domestic and international travel on more than 2,200 aircraft, including jets and turboprops. Founded in 1985, Air Charter has become the market leaders in providing world wide private jet charter services. Born out of the desire to provide clients with a simpler and more understandable way to buy charter services, Air Charter was founded on the principle of placing the client’s needs first. William Harris Aircharter.com LLC email@example.com www.aircharter.com